Two Displaced Following Millbridge Garden Apartment Fire

One firefighter was injured battling the blaze.

Photo provided by the Gloucester Township Police Department
Photo provided by the Gloucester Township Police Department
A fire at Millbridge Garden Apartments left one firefighter injured and two residents displaced Friday afternoon, according to Gloucester Township Police.

Police officers arrived on location to find a heavy smoke and fire condition coming from a second floor apartment in the 800 Building.

Officers then went door to door in the building to evacuate any residents that may have been home, and 16 apartments were evacuated.

Fire personnel from the Chews Landing, Blackwood, Lindenwold, Runnemede, Lambs Terrace and Deptford fire departments arrived on location and quickly knocked the fire down.

One firefighter sustained a knee injury while on the fire ground and was transported by GTEMS to Virtua Hospital Voorhees. The firefighter is expected to be released.

All but two residents were permitted to return to their apartments. Two residents could not return because their apartments sustained fire or smoke and water damage. They were placed in alternate housing by the management of the apartment complex.

The cause of the fire is under the investigation by the Chews Landing Fire Marshals office and the Gloucester Township Police Department.

Debi April 26, 2014 at 07:10 PM
My family moved out of Millbridge Apartments in 1986 and we loved our 10 years living there. They were the nicest apts in the township at the time, but that was when Mr Chisano owned and operated them. Since then, I have seen them go down in maintainence, cleanliness and in residents satisfaction with the various managements that have taken over. And this week, with a murder and fire...it just makes me sad to think of what once was.


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